7th Annual 2016
WHO: The Buckeye Trail Association in cooperation with the North Country Trail Association, Wayne National Forest, Little Cities of the Forest Collaborative, Sunday Creek Watershed Group, and Burr Oak State Park
WHAT: 4 hiking challenges consisting of 20, 40, 60, and 80 miles that need to be completed in 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours respectively
WHEN: Thursday, June 16th at 12pm–Sunday, June 19th at 1pm
WHERE: Burr Oak State Park and Wildcat Hollow Backpack Trail
WHY: To honor a founding member of the BTA and the first female to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood, an Ohio native and long time advocate of ultra-light backpacking
VOLUNTEERS: We will be looking for volunteers to man trail checkpoints,
assist with registration, and help with camping activities for any hikers bringing their family and little hikers to the event. Volunteers receive free meals from the BTA Chuckwagon and a free t-shirt.
REGISTRATION:Registration on-line: $50 for BTA Members, $60 for Non-Members (includes a 1-year discounted membership to the BTA). Scout groups $100. Walk-in registration on the day of the event: $60 for BTA Members and $70 for Non-Members (includes a 1-year discounted membership to the BTA). Registration includes a T-shirt and camping. Those hikers that complete their hike in 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours will also receive an EGGS Hike patch. Campers-only do not need to pre-register, just contribute $5/night/tent on-site to camp.
CONTACT: email@example.com (Byron Guy) for any further questions.